Watson saw playing time in week one but did not start. From his snazzy bowtie to his game-turning scramble, he did it all his style.
The Bengals are 1-8 in their last nine games against the Texans, and in the last six they have scored an average of 11.7 points. "It was in the two-minute mode so my feet are always good in two-minute mode and I just seen a hole and tried to make something happen".
Yes, it was that easy.
"As a coordinator, two of the most important things that you have to do is to get the quarterback in rhythm and get the running back in rhythm", Lazor said when asked about Dalton. Defensively, the Bengals are yielding 20.0 points and 268.0 total yards (111.0 in passing and 157.0 in rushing per game). The Bengals failed to reach the end zone for the second straight game, becoming the first team to open the season with two home games and not score a touchdown since the 1939 Eagles, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
"I am shocked", coach Marvin Lewis said. Deshaun Watson had a 100 yard game in limited duty last weekend for Houston. The Bengals got the ball, but turned it over near midfield on a fourth-down completion.
"This kid's going to get better and better and better the more he plays", O'Brien said.
An extremely disappointing and embarrassing start to the season for both these teams with the Texans smacked by AFC South rival Jaguars and the Bengals kept scoreless at home against their AFC North rival, Ravens.
"Very surprised", receiver A.J. Green said. "I don't know what we're doing out there". All three starting tight ends made the inactive list and no moves were made to bring back Duane Brown to help this terrible offensive line. He ran five times for 67 yards.
Now, the Houston Texans' coach hopes Watson can do the same on Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals, knowing that his team's playoff aspirations and its future at quarterback could rely on how Watson develops in his first National Football League season.
Bill O'Brien has taken over the offensive play calling this season and, so far, it's left a lot to be desired.
Texans CB Kareem Jackson got his first career sack. Houston's defense will dominate it. J.J. Watt will be in the game more.
That led to a 25-yard Ka'imi Fairbairn field goal as the Texans led it 3-0. "Those guys showed that tonight and I think they did a great job".
WATT'S RETURN: That wasn't Watt's only emphatic play as he got back in form. But the team made a decision to IR him and open a roster spot for Langford, who began last season as the Bears' starting running back before giving way to Jordan Howard after an injury.
The Texans lost two cornerbacks.
Joseph injured his right shoulder and Johnson went down with a left knee injury.
Cincinnati won the first three games of the series including beginning in the Texans' inaugural year of 2002 until October 2005. He's in the NFL's concussion protocol and has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The story of the game was the Jacksonville Defense who out rushed and outplayed the Texans Offense. Thanks to quarterback #Deshaun Watson, they managed to leave with a 13-9 victory.
For the first time in a long time, Texans fans had reason to hope.